Parents & Caregivers

As parents, you are your child’s first teacher. That’s a big responsibility, especially since 90% of a child’s brain development happens by age five, but you’re not alone.



Directors, teachers and students who are helping prepare the next  generation of children for school and for life. This is important work that makes an impact beyond one child and is instead shaping the future of Lee County.



Business leaders, faith communities, civic clubs, non-profit organization and YOU, making a positive, measurable impact on children and families.

About us

Learning begins at birth. Our children have the smallest voice but a significant impact on our community. Many young children do not have their basic needs met or the support and skills needed to begin kindergarten ready for success. By ensuring our leaders of tomorrow have a healthy, positive development, we can be sure of confident and productive generations to come!
Through Smart Start and NC Pre-K funding, we support and monitor programs to ensure all young children, ages birth to five, in North Carolina enter school healthy and ready to succeed.

Operating Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m – 2 p.m.


“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.”

~ Maria Montessori

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